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Tesla Model 3

Discussion in 'Motors' started by wildest_jjk, May 13, 2015.

  1. hominid

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 22, 2002

    Posts: 2,645

    Location: South UK

    I really want a model Y, or 3(not sure atm) but I'm waiting for some information about new batteries. I've seen hints about the 'million mile' battery, with their recent acquisitions in the field, so I'm trying to hold off until I get one with the new tech'.

    Anyone know any more about it? I know Tesla has applied for a UK utility license, so they can supply electricity, and they then can use the cars effectively as power-walls and even make money supplying electricity to the grid at times, so ideally I want to get it all as soon as I can - car, Tesla electric, solar and have it all linked up neat. I just need a date(not that kind)...

    Anyone know anything about it?
     
  2. Jonnycoupe

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 12,152

    Location: N.Warks

    Million mile might be the maxell tech they acquired when they bought the company. Chinese cars are looking like the Low/no colbalt battery cells which a slight range hit but much better cost to increase their margin in the country.
    Battery day coming so Tesla will tell us more then.
     
  3. Russinating

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 27, 2005

    Posts: 15,899

    Location: Bristol

    Don't expect million miles for a while, and even then at a premium. Imo it's certainly not worth holding out for. Like PC tech, you could hold out forever since there'll always be improvements made every year.
     
  4. DanielSon

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

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    Location: Sussex

    expect model S an X to get the new cells first, then the truck and roster! model 3 and Y will be last to refresh imo. though the factory in Germany i would expect to be doing cells and packs as well so maybe 18 months for European 3 and Y. The Panasonic partnership in america has just been extended though but don't know if that will be working on Tesla's own dry manufacturing or just expanding current production. Battery day will be a big event and soon - Elon time though and he keeps pushing it back so they can have the crowds again and make a lot of noise. follow his twitter for first hand info. all part of the fun :)
    Dan
     
  5. b0rn2sk8

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 9, 2003

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    I wouldn't be worried abotut not having the '1 million mile' battery, its pretty clear the current tech can outlast the life of the car. The current Tesla tech is also good enough for all but the most extreme use cases.

    For me the biggest piece to tech that's missing for long term is bi-directional charging (e.g. running your house off your car) but that might not be a thing for years either.
     
  6. Russinating

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 27, 2005

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    Location: Bristol

    I believe I read the Model 3 has the hardware capability? Just needs a software update?
     
  7. DanielSon

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

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    Location: Sussex

    current packs in model 3 are good for 300k and 500k miles anyway for SR+ or long range. How many ICE cars often get to that kind of millage? robotaxi is where the new packs are really needed if they do end up with cars driving 16 hours a day, 365 days a year for the Tesla fleet.
     
  8. DanielSon

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 473

    Location: Sussex

    that had been debunked as false, at least in production models up to late 2019,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkRk2OQI7RE

    a shame as it would be very cool. but i suspect that is for a later date.
     
  9. b0rn2sk8

    Soldato

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    I try not to take much stock of rumours, I'll wait for a firm announcement from Tesla before taking a view.

    V2G chargers are also insanely expensive at the moment and not exactly cost effective which is why it might not be a thing for some time.
     
  10. Amraam

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 5, 2009

    Posts: 4,425

    Anyone else enjoying Fallout Shelter? It's good fun and I hadn't tried it until it arrived in the car with the latest OTA update.

    I wish I could afford to buy one. Built and alignment quality and noise issues aside (I've got plenty) it's the best car I've har and I'll be gutted to give it back in just under 3 years.
     
  11. Russinating

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 27, 2005

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    Location: Bristol

    Not yet, but I'm weirdly looking forward to when I have to charge for a while next...! Haven't even started Cuphead either.
     
  12. Kemik

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 7, 2005

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    Location: Widnes

    Obviously you can do what you want but you really shouldn't use autopilot on main roads. It's for motorways and dual carriageways only.
     
  13. nam

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: London

    with the new rear camera views being added suggested on twitter it maybe possible to get a 360 view camera albeit a stitch up of the current views
     
  14. [ui]ICEMAN

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,594

    Location: Florida/UK

    Sadly, because the front camera is in the windshield and not on the front of the car, it won’t be possible to have a proper 360 top down view. They could achieve most of it though, just with a large blind spot immediately in front of the car.
     
  15. Neil777

    Hitman

    Joined: May 20, 2007

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    I think there would even be a blind spot alongside the front wheels due to the b-pillar cameras being below the surface unlike the cameras in the wings.

    I only got the update today so haven't had chance to see how well it works with the rear and sides.